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Ukraine’s defence ministry says 130 Ukrainian troops still kept prisoner in Donbas

February 26, 2015, 23:43 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 26. /TASS/. As many as 130 Ukrainian servicemen are still kept by militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Petro Mekhed said on Thursday.

"As of today, about 130 Ukrainian servicemen are illegally kept (by the militias)," he told Ukraine’s Public Television. "If we speak about missing servicemen, there are 250 such persons."

Earlier, adviser to the chief of Ukraine’s Security Service Markiyan Lubkosvy said another round of prisoner exchange might take place in early March.

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